Chazz Sims, former researcher in the Human Dynamics group and founder of Media Lab spinoff Wise Systems, has been chosen as an honoree in Forbes's 30 Under 30 list for 2021, within the Enterprise Technology category.
"In a pandemic, logistics are a matter of life and death. After convincing a couple companies to hand over their customer delivery data while at MIT, Sims cofounded Wise Systems in 2014. It uses machine learning to schedule delivery routes and make adjustments in real time to account for traffic, new orders and drivers' current location...With Wise's software, delivery recipients can know within as little as a 20-minute window when to expect a delivery. Anheuser-Busch is using the software on 750 beer trucks, while Lyft relies on it for scheduling repairs for drivers. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup has $24 million in venture funding. Says Sims, 'We're on a mission to enable perfect deliveries.'"